The beginning

Although my studies in London are not as I imagined due to the covid pandemic, I have really enjoyed my time here so far and I am sure that studying in London was one of the best decisions of my life.

I already felt the impact of covid on my studies when I was about to go to London, I had flight tickets for September 19, 2020. At the end of August, however, the British government came up with a new restriction that required 14 days of post-arrival isolation for all passengers arriving from Czechia. In order to be able to complete this quarantine in time before the start of my course, it was necessary to rebook the already purchased tickets for September 6, and four days later I was sitting on a plane for London. The initial two weeks when I was quarantined alone in the new country were undoubtedly an interesting experience. There was a complete curfew, and I relied only on ordering food from supermarkets, which due to overloaded servers, their delivery took up to four days, and food delivery from restaurants, which fortunately worked great.

After this two-week rest, the university started and fortunately my course was one of those that remained teaching seminars face-to-face on campus, many other courses are taught fully online. I met a lot of new people from all over the world both at school and outside of school, and the first month was, in a word, amazing. I also really like the the way lectures and seminars are conducted at King’s College. The teachers always try to show us the theory that we learn at school on real examples and situations. All professors here are very helpful and understanding of the fact that more than half of my course consists of international students. I can't say for sure if it is just me or the system really, but compared to my experience with studying law in the Czech Republic, I enjoy studying business in London much more.

But in early November, this exciting time ended when the London government announced a lockdown for a month. My lessons have been moved fully online and, except for going to work, shopping and sports, it is now forbidden to leave the house. This time is not easy and no one really knows how the situation will develop in the future. Personally, I do not plan to go back to the Czech Republic yet, but if the situation allows and the restriction concerning the post-arrival quarantine in England are lifted, I would love to come home to see my family and friends for Christmas.

Despite all the complications, after all I think that my decision to go study to London was without a doubt worth it and I hope that the situation will soon get better and we will be able to enjoy our studies to the fullest.


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